KIPP DC KEY Academy prepares students with the academic and character skills needed for success in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond.

  • Established 2001
  • Grades Served 5-8
  • Enrollment 327

What Makes Our School Unique

KIPP DC KEY Academy was the first KIPP school to open in Washington, D.C. Since 2001, it has been one of the highest performing middle schools in the city.

How We Achieve Our Results

  • Longer school day; focus on results
  • College preparatory education
  • Character education
  • Highly qualified, dedicated teachers

Awards and Honors


  • 2013 DC CAS Reward School
  • 2009-2010 EPIC Silver Gain School
  • 2009-2010 FOCUS “Closing the Achievement Gap” Award
  • 2009-2010 Fight for Children Rising Star Award
  • NASTID Title 1 School of Distinction
  • 2007-2008 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School